British tourist struck down by mystery bug ‘feared to be coronavirus’


Shorley, from Lancashire, was only one week into his travels around South East Asia when he was struck down with the virus on the 27th December. (GoFundMe)
Shorley, from Lancashire, was only one week into his travels around South East Asia when he was struck down with the virus on the 27th December. (GoFundMe)

His parents Chris and Julie Shorley, both 55, flew to Thailand to be at his bedside.

Chris Shorley, of Thornton, Lancashire, told The Sun: “He was two days from death. We are now waiting on tests. It is very serious.”

The publisher added: “If he wasn’t so fit and healthy before he wouldn’t be with us now. They think he is the first Western victim of the Chinese flu, we are waiting on tests.

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Ash Shorley, 32, is in hospital in Phuket after contracting a pneumonia-style bug while he was on holiday Koh Phi Phi island. (GoFundMe)

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